Melissa Felderman, often known as Feldi, is an designer, artist, and technologist. With a background in fine arts and a lifelong love of arts & crafts, Feldi began enhancing her work with digital fabrication, interactive programming, and basic electronics elements in 2014 when she began her studies at NYU's ITP. She received her masters in May 2016, and has been working at the intersection of craft and technology ever since.
Feldi teaches courses at CU Boulder in physical computing, wearables, and design. When not in the classroom, she develops content for companies like Ponoko, an online laser cutting service. In her free time, you will find Feldi working on her ceramics, art & crafts projects, or hiking in the mountains.
It is Feldi's personal mission to empower others to explore the exciting world of physical computing and digital fabrication through the lens of arts & crafts. She believes that by approaching embedded systems through this lens, she can bridge the gap of entry to engineering. Her work has been featured in Hello Giggles, and she was listed as one of the 66 Brilliant Women in Creative Technology by PRLog.